St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Separate School Division was formed in 1995 with the amalgamation of Leduc RCSSD No.132, Wetaskiwin RCSD No. 15 and Ponoka RCSSD No. 95 to serve the communities of Leduc, Ponoka and Wetaskiwin. Good Shepherd No. 13, serving the community of Drayton Valley, would join with St. Thomas Aquinas in 1997. In 2005, Catholic education was established in Lacombe, followed by the establishment of Catholic education in Beaumont in 2010. STAR Catholic today serves more than 4,000 students in 12 schools in Lacombe, Ponoka, Wetaskiwin, Drayton Valley, Leduc, and Beaumont.